Description: What happens when the Federal Reserve starts raising interest rates? Source: WSJ.com – video report Date: May 24, 2013 Link: http://on.wsj.com/19aZ4NG Questions for Discussions: What is the concern expressed in this report? Do you think a rapid rise in interest rates is to be reasonably feared? Do you think there will be a “rush… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Apple Stock Valuation ‘Crazy’: Sculley
Description: Apple is being valued as a value-based company instead of the “creative leap” innovator it actually is, former Apple CEO John Sculley says. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: May 20, 2013 Link: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000169903 Questions for Discussions: Summarize the stock valuation placed on Apple by John Sculley. Do you agree with his assessment of… Read more »
Abercrombie isn’t cool. Stock tanks.
Description: Shares of the controversial retailer plunged on a lousy earnings report. Maybe the company would do better if it didn’t have such an exclusionary attitude. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 24, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2013/05/24/investing-the-buzz-abercrombie-fitch.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why did the stock fall? Who is at fault? Is this a buying opportunity?
H-P rally: Turnaround, or sugar high?
Description: Hewlett-Packard Co. was the star on Wall Street Thursday, as the stock rallied on the tech giant’s results despite a broad market slump — closing the day with its biggest one-day gain in more than a decade. Source: Marketwatch.com Date: May 23, 2013 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/h-p-rally-turnaround-or-sugar-high-2013-05-23?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What is the basis for concern… Read more »
How Bernanke’s testimony affects investors
Description: (MoneyWatch) The price of Treasury bonds fell sharply yesterday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress the Fed may cut the pace of bond purchases in the next few months if policymakers see indications of sustained economic growth. That pushed the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield above 2 percent for the first time since… Read more »
Nothing runs like a Deere (investor)
Description: Shares of Deere & Company are down after the company gave a cautious outlook due to the sluggish global economy and overly rainy conditions in the Midwest. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 15, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2013/05/15/investing-the-buzz-john-deere.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why are values of Deere stock under pressure? Do you agree that the… Read more »
Bond investors fear another 1994
Description: Some worry bond yields will surge — just like they did when OJ Simpson dominated the headlines — if the Fed tightens sooner rather than later. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 13, 2013 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2013/05/13/investing-the-buzz-us-bonds.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the concerns in the bond market? Do you believe the Fed will… Read more »
LinkedIn, not Facebook, became social IPO star
Description: Professional social network’s stock has quadrupled since debut Source: Marketwatch.com Date: May 17, 2013 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/linkedin-not-facebook-became-social-ipo-star-2013-05-17?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What explains the IPO success of LinkedIn? Why do you think it has outperformed Facebook? Would you be an investor in either company today?
Facebook IPO put investors through 7 stages of grief
Description: One year after its IPO, Facebook remains a highly emotional investment. “Upset,” “optimistic,” “let down,” “hopeful” and “deceived” are just a few of the words MarketWatch readers used in an informal survey to describe their experience as a Facebook shareholder who bought in at the IPO. Source: Marketwatch.com Date: May 17, 2013 Link: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/05/17/facebook-ipo-put-investors-through-7-stages-of-grief/… Read more »
Yahoo Board Approves Purchase of Tumblr, WSJ Journal Says
Description: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)’s board has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Inc., a service that hosts 108 million blogs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 19, 2013 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-19/yahoo-board-approves-purchase-of-tumblr-wsj-journal-says.html Questions for Discussions: What is the logic behind this acquisition? How would you evaluate… Read more »